“Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living by Nick Spencer and Robert White proving popular with readers.” “Sales of best-seller The Dawkins Delusion are just passing the 50,000 mark, and was Waterstones’ top seller in Religion for 2007.””It’s really good to see Christian books taken seriously….”SPCK Publishing breaks sales record
SPCK Publishing saw its best month ever for sales in January, with a mix of high-profile new books and a strong performance by its backlist.‘It’s about having the right titles, and about good selling’, said Joanna Moriarty, Publishing Director. ‘As ever in publishing it’s a team effort, but special credit has to go to Alan Mordue (Sales and Marketing Director) and the sales team. We knew this year was going to be a real challenge, but they’ve really risen to the occasion and delivered the goods. We’re really proud to have this success to celebrate in what we expected to be a pretty difficult year.’Sales of best-seller The Dawkins Delusion are just passing the 50,000 mark, and was Waterstones’ top seller in Religion for 2007.
‘There are some big books and big names in the mix, including Alister McGrath and Tom Wright, but what’s especially pleasing is that the sales have been across the board, in all sorts of books, and to both the general trade and the specialist Christian trade,’ said Alan Mordue. ‘Even the self-help market, which had been in the doldrums earlier in the year, has seen a real uplift this month.’Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living by Nick Spencer and Robert White, Surprised by Hope from Tom Wright, and Christianity’s Dangerous Idea by Alister McGrath are all proving popular with readers, alongside eternal favourites such as Faith Confirmed by Peter Jackson and Chris Wright, and modern classics such as The Life and Work of a Priest by John Pritchard.Sales for the month have exceeded the record for a single month set in 2002, the year that saw the launch of Tom Wright’s ‘For Everyone’ series. The latest to appear in that series, Acts for Everyone, published in January 2008, is part of the current success story.Simon Kingston, CEO, said ‘This is a fine achievement and I want to congratulate everyone involved. It’s really good to see Christian books taken seriously on the high street, and forming part of the general discussions of ordinary people.’
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